Monday, November 24, 2008

Men's International: Ireland 2 Scotland 1

A much changed Irish outfit produced a third win in three days over Scotland as Paul Revington caught a glimpse of the wider pool of talent available to him. A virtual second string outfit took the field on Sunday at Havelock Park with only Karl Burns and Eugene Magee having a wealth of experience under their belts.

The game itself had been recategorised as a capped match on request from Scotland having initially been billed as an uncapped game which meant debuts for Cookstown’s Colin Donaldson, Mossley’s Simon Todd and C of I’s Johnny Bruton.

Alan Sothern continued his impressive scoring form – he has scored 14 in seven Leinster league games – with a 13th minute drag-flick to give Ireland a 1-0, held in tact by Mark Ruddle’s save from Niall Stott’s drag-flick and Johnny Jackson’s goal line clearance until William Marshall levelled right on the stroke of half-time.

Jonny Bruton, though, made it a debut to remember when he netted the winner in the 54th minute from a move instigated by Mikey Watt and Sothern.

The game became increasingly scrappy thereafter, with Geoff McCabe and Adam Pritchard both sent to the bin, preluding a number of corners before Stott picked up his second yellow of the weekend, easing the pressure in the closing stages.


Anonymous said...

Thought the young players Sothern,Lynch and Bruton played very well yesterday.Well done to them.

Anonymous said...

wish a speedy recover to tim lewis after that awful accident with the ball smacking him in the mouth.

i hope santa does bring you teeth for christmas!

Anonymous said...

Looked pretty bad alright!!

Good luck Tim!

Well done to all the lads over the weekend....3 good results! Nice to get a few wins under the belt!